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Governor Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Hawaii Soldier Killed in Iraq

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Governor Linda Lingle has ordered United States and Hawaii state flags at state, county and federal buildings throughout Hawaii to fly at half-staff on Thursday, September 27 from sunrise to sunset, in honor of Sgt. Alexander U. Gagalac, who was killed in Hawijah, Iraq earlier this month.

Sgt. Gagalac will be interred at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

"Our hearts are saddened by the loss of one of our native sons," said Governor Lingle.  "Our state and our nation are grateful for Sgt. Gagalac's service and will always remember the sacrifice he made fighting for freedom and democracy.  On behalf of the people of Hawaii, I extend my deepest condolences to Sgt. Gagalac's family and friends."

Sgt. Gagalac, who was from Wahiawa, was assigned to D Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks.  

Sgt. Gagalac is a graduate of Leilehua High School and attended Leeward Community College.


 

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